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Discussion: PT for calf?

in: Nadim; Nadim > 2020-04-03

Apr 5, 2020 6:08 PM # 
MeanGene:
What are you doing for the calf strain? Stretching exercises. I was trying to do heel drops on my strained right Achilles tendon (for me, it's the area in the back of the leg just above the ankle). The 2nd it didn't feel right and I stop doing them and iced again. Will try heel drops again tomorrow. No problem biking, but no running yet.
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Apr 5, 2020 11:16 PM # 
peggyd:
I told him he should do PT. Maybe one day he'll listen to me. :-)
Apr 6, 2020 2:19 AM # 
Nadim:
Thanks for the suggestions. I may go do PT if I can find the time, but I'm less inclined to do any of that with all of the virus related lockdowns/shutdowns. I'd been doing stretching that my orthopedist had told me to do. I do it after runs. When I don't get out, I haven't been doing it. Those tend to be days when I'm sitting at my desk working a lot, with knees bent/balled-up. In the past, this kind of injury had cleared up after a month or 2. It does get better with rest but going out seems to cause re-injury. I probably need to stick to cycling for a long while.

This round of struggle started on a hot day in August in Harper's Ferry, WV, when I did a street-o with Max. My left knee hurt afterward. It continued deteriorating slowly, along with my other struggle--my lower back. Sometimes the knee issue had felt like a hyperextension. In the mornings, my knee pops, like my right knee used to do after surgery for a meniscus tear in 2007. Whether it's the base of my back, my knee or calf, it's all connected somehow.
Apr 6, 2020 9:53 AM # 
peggyd:
True, it’s probably a bad time to start visiting a PT ...

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